• Top 3 Pests In St. George

    November 4, 2013 // No Comments »

    With the summer of 2013 now officially at an end, I thought I’d ask the exterminators at Bulwark Pest Control in St. George what pests they were receiving the most phone calls about this past summer.

    These are the top three pests in St. George:

    3. Roaches

    Cockroach

    Cockroaches can cause so many different health problems, spreading bacteria, parasites and worms. In fact, germs that roaches pick up from consuming garbage and sewage are actually protected by a roaches’ body and can remain alive and active for weeks; allowing the dirty bugs to spread germs. It should come as no surprise, that roaches are called about quite frequently in St. George. In addition to being dirty disease spreading bugs, roaches are also very hardy and multiply like crazy. When you start to see a few of these inside your home or kitchen, it’s best to call a St. George roach exterminator before the problem grows.

    2. Spiders

    Black Widow Spider

    Despite the fact that spiders are beneficial, gobbling up millions of Southern Utah pests by injecting a chemical that liquefies their victims; nobody wants to find one in their bedroom. Of all the different species of spiders found in St. George, the Black Widow spider is the most infamous. With her shiny black abdomen marked underneath by a bright red hour glass, the Black Widow spider is unmistakable. When a homeowner finds a few in his or her home, they know that they are dealing with this venomous spider. Frequent sightings of Black Widow spiders require professional St. George spider control.

    1. Ants

    Fire ants

    A nation-wide survey was recently done by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in which participants were asked what pests they are experiencing the most. The number one response was ants. Those findings were equally shared by the residents of St. George, UT; as ants were the number one called about pests.

    Carpenter ants, Field ants, Pavement ants, and Fire ants are all found in St. George. With St. George’s dry weather and moderate winters, it allows these ants to multiply and spread very rapidly. Serious infestations of these ants require professional St. George ant control.

    St. George Pest Control

    If you live in Southern Utah, and are frequently seeing roaches, spiders, or ants of any kind, it’s time to call a St. George exterminator!

    Bulwark Exterminating
    56 North 500 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-8840
    bulwarkpestcontrol.com

    Truly Nolen Pest Control
    630 North 3050 East
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435) 688-1092
    trulynolen.com

    Terminix
    3568 West 900 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 618-2410
    terminix.com

    Posted in St. George Pest Control

    Treating Brown Recluse Bites Infographic

    October 14, 2013 // No Comments »

    Brown Recluse Spider

    The following infographic is an excellent resource for identifying a Brown Recluse; and what to do in the unlikely event of being bit by one of these dangerous spiders.

    Treating Brown Recluse Bites Infographic 

    Bulwark Exterminating Brown Recluse Infographic

    St. George Spider Control

    While the Brown Recluse spider is not commonly found in Southern Utah, there are other dangerous spiders that lurk. Some of these include the Black Widow Spider and the Desert Recluse. Even if the spider is not venomous or dangerous, like in cases involving Wolf spiders and common House spiders, you don’t want them in your St. George home, scurrying across your walls and floors.

    If you are frequently seeing spiders inside your St. George home, or on your property, it’s time you solicit the help of a spider control professional. Get St. George spider control today!

    Bulwark Exterminating
    56 North 500 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-8840
    bulwarkpestcontrol.com   
    Truly Nolen Pest Control
    630 North 3050 East
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435) 688-1092
    trulynolen.com   
    Terminix
    3568 West 900 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 618-2410
    terminix.com 

    Posted in Spider Control, St. George Pest Control

    Pest Test Infographic

    September 13, 2013 // No Comments »

    A couple months back, Bulwark Pest Control promoted a word search puzzle on Facebook, and it quickly became the most engaging social media piece the Exterminators have done to-date. Over 10,000 participants responded to the puzzle, by commenting the first pest they found.

    In case you missed it, here is the pest test word search:

    Pest Test Word Search 

    Pest Test Word Search

     

    After checking out the puzzle for yourself, what was the first pest that you found? Are you scared of this pest? Wondering how your find compares to everyone else’s?

    Check out the below infographic:

    Pest Test Infographic 

     

    Pest Test Infographic

    What do you think? Comment below and let us know what the first pest you found in the pest test word search.

    Posted in Bugs, Pest Control

    Insects That Look Worse Than They Are

    March 14, 2013 // No Comments »

    In the world of insects, sometimes looking intimidating is enough to deter a predator. The shape and colors of insects say a lot about it’s adaptability and presence in the wild. In nature, bright colors are often a warning to stay away because of venom or poison, but this is not always the case since sometimes these merely act as decoys. Size and shape also serve to protect from and deter predators, but don’t mean that the insect is fearsome and aggressive.

    To us humans, insects inspire responses ranging from revulsion to apprehension to total fear. Much of this comes from a natural dislike of bugs that crawl and buzz and fly. Since there are about 1.5 billion insects for every one of us, getting somewhat comfortable with this class of invertebrate may be important. Here are some insects whose creepy reputation outweighs their actual ability to do you harm.

    Cockroaches

    Cockroaches

    Cockroaches (Photo credit: Destinys Agent)

    These probably make the top of most lists of insects nearly everyone either actively hates, is generally revolted by, or would categorically avoid if nearby. While cockroaches are ugly and creepy looking, they don’t bite. Their only harm is the spread of bacteria, but this can be avoided in clean areas. One reason for their reputation as fearsome insects is that they are often found in large numbers and thus have the ability to truly disgust as a group.

    Dragonflies

    Dragonfly

    Dragonfly (Photo credit: Shoops2011)

    Something about large, fast moving, flying, multi-colored insects inspires a nervous fear that we can’t overcome. Dragonflies are large and creepy looking, but totally harmless to humans. In fact, dragonflies do a lot of good by eating mosquitoes and other small destructive insects that pester you a lot more and are actually much more harmful.

    Praying Mantis

    English: A South African praying mantis (Mioma...

    These are pretty well known to be harmless to humans, but many people are afraid of contact with the garden insects. The praying mantis is quite hideous and has a fearsome disposition for smaller insects, but the worst you will get is a slight pinch by picking one up. Many a kid has even made a pet out of the praying mantis, so despite the loathsome appearance, these insects are quite docile.

    Scarab Beetles

    English: Malham Tarn: Cockchafer beetle Chafer...

    English: Malham Tarn:  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    These are large, stout beetles that look more intimidating than they actually are. They often have bright, metallic colored bodies and are scavengers for dung and decaying plant matter. The size and color of these beetles make them seem harmful, but they are harmless and will usually do everything they can to avoid you.

    Spiders

    Spider 028

    Spider 028 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    These arthropod insects can be both harmless and very deadly. For this reason, most people avoid contact with spiders. The assumption is that any spider you come across could bite you and potentially be venomous. Realistically, most spiders don’t have lethal venom and will not bite. Exercising caution is always a good idea around spiders, but the general rule is that by leaving them alone, they will leave you alone. Most spider bites result from carelessness or unintentionally getting too near a web.

     

    Ben Vaughn writes on pest extermination in Utah and understanding insects and home infestation.

     

    Posted in Pest Control

    Keep Black Widows Away: Get Pest Control

    January 4, 2013 // No Comments »

    Black Widow Spider Eating Something

    As I go through my life, I pride myself in the fact that I am able to manage the few fears that I have. However, there is one fear that I have a very difficult time handling well: my phobia of spiders.

    I have some strange fears – claustrophobia of people, having water on my face, and seeing those pink and white Circus Animal cookies – but I don’t let them affect my everyday life. If I did, well, let’s say there would be no end to the torment my friends would do.

    Anyway, as long as the spiders are not moving and are not very big, I can usually keep my cool. If they start moving, though, I am not going to stick around.

    Black Widow Infestations

    In my book, there are few things scarier than the Black Widow.

    When I lived in Colorado, we started to have a Black Widow problem. They appeared on our porch, inside our cars, in the showers, and elsewhere. Needless to say, I was terrified of sleeping or sitting anywhere for fear that they would all attack me at once.

    However, rather than call a pest control company in Denver, my mom decided to catch the Black Widows and put them either in a plastic bag or jar.

    The one in the plastic bag was ceaselessly tormented as my mom tried to get it to squirt its poison. It did, and let’s just say that it did not placate my fear of it at all. It was terrifying.

    The ones in the jar did not have it much better. My mom put three or four of them in there at a time and waited for them to get so hungry that they would eat each other. Though my hatred of spiders is very, very deep, I had some sympathy for them. I truly believe that stomping on them or something would have been more humane than torturing them and forcing them into cannibalism.

    Ugh. I get shivers even thinking about it.

    Common Misconceptions

    Originally, I thought that you would die in a matter of hours if you got bitten by a Black Widow. I was always nervous that I would have to be rushed to the hospital in the event that one of the Black Widows decided to take its revenge out on us.

    However, one of my close friends’ brother got bitten by a Black Widow in his sleep, and he did not even know that it happened for several days. He finally noticed when he started limping on one leg that was considerably swollen and discolored.

    Apparently, a Black Widow’s venom works in the opposite way of a muscle relaxer. It makes your muscles tense up and would eventually constrict the movement of your heart, causing death. But, it takes more than a week for the venom to get there, if I recall correctly.

    Even though I know that I will not die if one of my mom’s fascinations comes running after me, I still do not want to take any chances. I mean, those black and red beings are freaky anyway. Their bodies are all disproportionate and nasty. I can handle snakes and most other bugs, but spiders are in a whole different category. Blech.

    I am a fan of pest control. I think it is one of the best inventions mankind could have created. I would really rather not deal with the creepy crawlies if I could avoid it.

    If you are like me, then having regular pest control is worth the investment.

    By Kassandra Konecny

    Bio:

    Kassandra Konecny has been writing creatively for years and has recently begun to turn those writing skills to write about pest control in Denver. Using her skills she has gained from attending English classes at the university level, she has been a successful pest control advocate.

    Posted in Spider Control

    Happy Holidays From Pest Control Saint George

    December 11, 2012 // No Comments »

     

    Christmas in the post-War United States

    St. George Christmas Preparations 

    It’s hard to believe that Christmas will be here in just a matter of days. There is still so much left to do! We’ve got the tree trimmed, the lights on the house, and the Christmas cards sent, but still have to find a few more last minute gifts. With all of this hustle and bustle all around us, is easy to forget one vital Christmas preparation… The pest control! Unwanted house bugs can ruin an otherwise joyful Christmas.

    A Pest Free St. George Christmas 

    Pest control professionals in St. George, UT will help with any unwanted pest invaders this holiday season. With St. George’s cooler winter months finally here; pests look for ways to get inside your home to warm up and even overwinter. Wolf spiders, Hobo spiders, field crickets, and oriental roaches are especially widespread in St. George this time of year.

    If you are living in St. George, UT or surrounding areas, and are seeing spiders, crickets, cockroaches, or pantry pests inside your home; get help. A St. George exterminator can offer both spider control and roach control. Both of these treatment plans not only get rid of existing spiders or roaches, but will keep them from ever returning to your home. Treatments are guaranteed.

    Merry Christmas 

    Pest Control St. George would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year. May your holidays be filled with love, good times, good food; and may they be pest free.

    St. George Utah Pest Control 

    Bulwark Exterminating
    56 North 500 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-8840
    bulwarkpestcontrol.com

    Truly Nolen Pest Control
    630 North 3050 East
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435) 688-1092
    trulynolen.com

    Terminix
    3568 West 900 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 618-2410
    terminix.com

     

    Posted in St. George Pest Control

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